2013-09-19 / Local & State

Judge Herman Holds Court Session

STAFF REPORT

Judge Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, presided over a court session held Tuesday, September 10, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Cody Scott McCulloch appeared for sentencing on recklessly endangering another person and four summary offenses. McCulloch was ordered to 24 months intermediate punishment, which will begin with 10 days incarceration in the Franklin County Jail. The sentence also included 30 days of electronic monitoring.

 Lance Joshua Mellott was ordered to between 9 1/2 months and 60 months in a state correctional institution for perjury. Credit was granted for time previously served, and a $100 fine was imposed.

In an unrelated case involving harassment and assault, Mellott was ordered to pay restitution and refrain from contacting the victim.

 Colton Lee Freeman appeared in court for formal arraignment on charges of theft of property lost by mistake. The court agreed to a dismissal of charges upon payment of costs.

 Heather Marie Kennedy waived her right to formal arraignment and entered a not-guilty plea to two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and three summary offenses. Kennedy will next appear in court on October 8 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Howard Ray Messerly Jr. appeared in court for arraignment on one count of firearm ownership. Messerly entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to three months probation.

 Jan Olesen was entered in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on charges of driving under the influence and public drunkenness. Olesen will complete 12 months probation.

 Brandy Lyn Pierce waived her right to formal arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, one count of accidents involving damage to attended property and five summary offenses. Pierce was admitted into the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation.

 Kenneth Gerald Sigel III entered a guilty plea to firearm ownership and was sentenced to three months probation.

 Antonio Everette McNear appeared in court last Tuesday for a probation-violation hearing. McNear admitted to the violations.

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